Podcast Episode 99
Many native edible plants are not only medicinal but hold great cultural connection and meaning for many indigenous communities. In some eyes, these plants even have their own personalities! Our guest, Valerie Segrest, an enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe is not only a wealth of information around the benefits native edible plants but offers a beautiful perspective on Indigenous People’s relationships to plants and our environment. This episode is going to totally change how you interact with plants!
IN THIS EPISODE WE’LL COVER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS:
- What is the Blackberry Moon?
- Can plants be our relatives and teachers?
- What are Indigenous approaches to harvesting and foraging plants?
- What are the benefits of nettles and how is eating them a revolutionary act?
- What does colonization have to do with health?
- What are nutritional benefits of wild strawberries & violets?
- How are wild strawberries beneficial post partum?
- How do plants connect people to culture and land?
- How can we all be allies with Indigenous communities?
ALSO MENTIONED ON OUR SHOW:
1. Valeries Segrest’s Book: Indigenous Home Cooking
2. Valerie’s Article in YES! Magazine: “Wildflower Apothecary“
3. Find out whose Indigenous Land you are on
1. Savory Nettle Bread Pudding by Sharon Palmer, MS, RDN
About the Show
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, dishes out easy-to-digest information and tips about nutrition, lifestyle, and sustainable foods, backed by over 12 years of clinical experience, a specialty in and passion for sustainability, and a healthy sense of humor.
ABOUT MARY: Mary Purdy is an Integrative Eco- Dietitian with a Masters in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University where she is Adjunct Faculty and a Clinical Supervisor at their teaching clinic. She writes, consults and speaks at conferences throughout the year, and was the Keynote speaker at the 2019 Bastyr University Commencement. Past experience includes:
- 4 years as Coach and Clinical Education Lead at Arivale, Seattle
- 8 years in private practice
- 5 years Clinical Supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health
Mary takes an integrative/holistic approach to diet, health & wellness, promotes plant-based and sustainable eating habits and believes that food is medicine!